AU in the News

9/09/15iHeartMedia radio stations ran an article on Ashland University's ranking in the top 200 colleges and universities in the National Universities category of the recently released 2016 college rankings by U.S. News and World Report. The segment included an interview with AU President Dr. Carlos Campo. 

9/06/15The Columbus Dispatch ran an article titled "Small Colleges Face Big Challenges" that talks about how some smaller Ohio institutions are struggling financially. The article discusses how Ashland University has named a new president, restructured its debt and has developed what it hopes is a plan to beat the trends working against small schools. The article quotes AU President Dr. Carlos Campo saying “We feel like we’ve turned the corner” on fiscal troubles.

The article also was picked up by the Canton Repository and the New Philadelphia Times Reporter.


8/28/15The Bellevue Gazette published an article about Ashland University conducting a curriculum audit on the Bellevue School District, evaluating its effectiveness in education. The article quoted Dr. Gene Linton, director of the Founders School of Continuing Education.

8/06/15A crew from Cleveland's WOIO-TV 19 Action News was on campus Thursday for much of the day as part of a special GOP Debate coverage from the Ashbrook Center. The TV station did two live sessions -- one for the 5 p.m. news program with Dr. Carlos Campo and one for the 6 p.m. news program with Roger Beckett, executive director of the Ashbrook Center.

The 19 Action News crew remained in the Ashbrook Center to participate in the "watch party" for the GOP Debate and then did a live show from the Ashbrook Center from 11:35 p.m. to 12 midnight hosting a discussion with 10 local panelists who shared their immediate reaction to the debate. 

Some of the coverage of the watch party and post debate discussion will air on WOIO Action 19 news programs on Friday.

8/04/15AU Geology Professor Dr. Nigel Brush and his mastodon dig in Morrow County were featured in a Mansfield News Journal article titled "Morrow County mastodon might have coexisted with humans." The article talks about how a team led by Brush spent several days digging up hundreds of bones and fragments from the Morrow County site and then several months piecing together fragments, identifying bones, cleaning and preserving the artifacts and collaborating with experts throughout the country and in Canada to research the findings. The items from the dig were displayed in a lecture hall in Kettering Science Center. The story also ran in the Bucyrus Telegraph-Forum and the Marion Star.


8/04/15John Dowdell, director of Gill Center Outreach, wrote an an op-ed commentary that appeared in the Chronicle of Higher Education. style="FONT-SIZE: 10pt">The article was titled "Pell Grants for Prisoners: Good for Them, and for Everyone Else." See the article at --

7/31/15John Dowdell, director of Gill Center Outreach, has been interviewed by a number of media regarding the Obama Administration's announcement that it will offer Pell Grants to some prisoners. Dowdell was interviewed on NPR Radio's Marketplace and was quoted in the July 31 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education in an article titled "Pell Grants for Prisoners? A Limited Program Sparks Hope for Broader Change.Dowdell, who runs the correctional education program at AU, also serves as co-editor of The Journal of Correctional Education. AU's program is the oldest postsecondary correctional program in the U.S.


7/17/15Several media ran the story about AU's new president Dr. Carlos Campo meeting with United States Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) in Washington, D.C. during Brown's weekly coffee with constituents. “I enjoyed meeting with President Campo and I look forward to working with him to ensure that Ashland University students continue to receive a quality, first-class education,” Brown said.

7/07/15The Ashbrook Center's event on July 6 to celebrate Dr. Peter Schramm, who has been battling melanoma and recently received a very grim diagnosis, was covered by the Powerline blog as well as a number of media outlets such as Richland Source, WMFD TV and Ashland Times-Gazette.

5/20/15John Dowdell, director of Gill Center Outreach, was quoted in an Inside Higher Education article titled "Bringing Back Pell for Prisoners," Dowdell, who runs the correctional education program at AU, also serves as co-editor of The Journal of Correctional Education. AU's program is the oldest postsecondary correctional program in the U.S.



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